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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am PST
victory over challenger, mitt romney. although, the popular vote is a lot tighter. >> but in the end, almost all of the key battleground states, including ohio and virginia, they went the president's way. and that put him over the top. we have two reports to begin our coverage. >> tahman bradley is in boston. but first, t.j. winick is with the obama team in the windy city of chicago, where i assume the party may still be going on. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: rob and paula, good morning to you. that's right. it was actually a series of narrow state wins that gave president obama a decisive victory, despite an unemployment rate that posed a serious threat to his 2012 campaign. president barack obama won a second term tuesday, after a race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. >> you, the american people, reminded us that, while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> reporter: florida i
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Nov 6, 2012 8:35pm PST
class. that's us. >> reporter: mitt romney had used for years now the term obama care, something of an epithet to attack the president's health care reform. tonight certainly a referendum on many things. do you think it was a referendum on that, if nothing else? >> no, i don't think so. i think that obama has got a plan in mind and that there's nothing wrong with that. he's going to move things around and organize health care in a better way so it's more accessible for everybody. >> what do you make of the celebration especially as we called barack obama -- >> it's awesome. >> reporter: what you thought it would be? >> i think it's great. >> reporter: two very happy, satisfied voters, if nothing else, i would argue there are a few more behind me here in times square tonight, diane and george. >> a lot of people. to ron brownstein right now. there's going to be so much we learn about the country coming out of this election and the party. one fact i want to throw at you as you reflect on this victory for president obama. the last six presidential elections democrats have won the popul
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Nov 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
romney campaign, how they're lasering in on the few undecideds left. we're with them for the final pitch. >>> plus, george stephanopoulos with the bottom line on the path to victory for both sides. univision's jorge ramos and the hidden power of the hispanic vote. and the new abc news poll tonight. who is ahead with two days left? >>> the worst nightmare for millions of americans who were in hurricane sandy's path. tonight, another storm. and bitterly cold temperatures. meteorologist ginger zee with the storm track, as we ask, what about electricity? and now word of free gas. >>> tragic fall. a day of heartbreak at an american zoo. a little boy falls into an animal pit. the desperate effort to save his life. >>> and, who will win? the one question we haven't been asking. but does it hold the biggest clue yet to election night? who do you think is going to win? >>> and good evening tonight from cleveland, ohio. and we're here tonight because both campaigns are counting on ohio and its 18 electoral votes on election night. the president needs ohio to hold onto his midwestern firewall
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
more years" ] >>> it is here. after two years -- >> i'm mitt romney and i'm running for president of the united states. >> we're not going back. we are moving this country forward. >> more than $2 billion. >> this man has courage in his soul and a spine of steel. >> what is missing is >> what is missing is leadership in the white house. >> just two days to go in this historic campaign. >>> in these final hours, is obama closing with a kick? do romney's last-minute moves signal confidence or desperation? how has hurricane sandy changed the race? and will we know the winner tuesday night? we'll ask our headliners. obama's top white house strategist david plouffe. and romney's senior adviser ed gillespie. >>> and our powerhouse roundtable. george will, cokie roberts, donna brazile, matthew dowd and ronald brownstein of the national journal. >>> hello again. this is it. just hours to go before the final votes and for so many americans, up 40% of voters, election day has already come and gone. a new record that has already led to long lines like these at polling places across the country.
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Nov 6, 2012 8:00pm PST
for governor romney. solid red state. that was also a big state for john mccain four years ago, and hawaii, his home state, that would have been a big disappointment. >> no chance that was going to happen. >> for barack obama but it certainly did. one more state before the polls close. >> let's go back to jake tapper and david muir with the campaigns. jake, let me start with you, clearly the excitement is starting to build inside the obama headquarters. they sense something is happening. >> reporter: indeed, george. president obama said earlier today that he could see this election spilling into tomorrow, but it does not seem right now that they think that's going to happen. you have all sorts of indications that president obama is getting prepared to come here to the mccormick center and we have all sorts of indications including cameramen getting into position up in the rafters there, sound systems being checked. it seems as though people are preparing to are a speech to be delivered sometime in the next hour, so people are getting excited, and as we have seen the projections bein
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Nov 7, 2012 12:00am PST
minute it was announced mitt romney lost the key battleground state of ohio and then the election. romney supporters here were convinced he would win some of the key battleground states. he just fell short in states like pennsylvania, ohio and also virginia. here is what mitt romney told his supporters after he called president obama to congratulate him. >> this is -- time of great challenges for america and pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation. i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. thank you and god bless america. you guys were the best! thank you so much! [ cheers and applause ] thank you! thanks, guys. >> reporter: mitt romney thanked his donors, volunteers and supporters and says beside choosing his wife ann, picking paul ryan as a runningmate was the best decision he has ever made. ron, paula. rob, paula. >> thanks, brandi. >>> democrats have strengthened their c
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Nov 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
by three points. will it put him over the top, or does governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's national political career all began. slightly ahead in our abc news/"washington post" national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by spring teen project i projecting acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. >> the first debate really freaked me out. all right.
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
president do today to help the country heal? now, two american families turn the page. the romneys, pulling together. the obamas starting a new chapter in this white house. and the abc news powerhouse team is everywhere, on this historic day for america. live, from abc's election headquarters, this is a special "world news" with diane sawyer. >> good evening. and it was a day of celebration for president obama and a day of soul-searching for the republican party. and a reality check for a nation, seeking to move forward as a hard-fought election. tonight, your voice has become your vote, and these are the results at this hour. electoral votes. president obama with a decisive victory. and the president also winning the popular vote. and there are two pictures this morning after that say so much about two families, after the long campaign. governor romney, gathered with his family in a hotel room. and president obama and his family, on their way back to the white house. and abc's white house correspondent jake tapper, with us again tonight. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. aft
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
ahead, we'll go live to romney campaign headquarters in boston for the mad dash both candidates have. >>> the last minute push presiden >>> we got everybody covered today withly doppler 7 hd which is quiet, picking up dry air we have fog in the north bay valleys, record high temperatures, that in jut a few minutes. >>> -- your voice, your vote only one day left, president obama is bringing out star power before americans go to the polls. the president campaigned in ohio last night, the tate that many say will likely determine -- the state that many say will likely determine who wins. top celebrities will be out like brews springsteen, lady gaga and jay-z. romney campaign is focusing on voter turn out. -- >> reporter: good morning. today is the final day of campaigning. both sides think they can win. president obama is focused on three crucial midwest states. mitt romney hits up four states today. mitt romney is closing the campaign promising voters bipartisanship and real change. >> i'll indeficienter to find good men and women on -- old sides of the aisle who care more about the cou
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Nov 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
winning those battleground states a tougher challenge for romney. obama campaign officials argue polls of early voters in battleground states suggest their bank of obama votes means romney will have to win on election day well more than half the votes in key states to win. but the president is not relying solely on early voting or even on this new rekindled bipartisan pitch. in this state alone, diane, president obama and his allies have run 16,000 more ads than romney and his allies. and if that's not enough for you, on monday, president obama will be back here in ohio with bruce springsteen. diane? >> okay, thank you, jake. >>> and also tonight, the latest in our brand new daily abc news/"washington post" polls. tonight, the poll gives mitt romney a one-point edge. so, we asked abc's david muir to tell us his strategy for the final sprint. >> reporter: mitt romney bolting through the battlegrounds. today, on the campaign plane, it was the candidate taking pictures. romney capturing images of his staff sneaking a nap, as romney faces to the finish. in just the last 24 hours, vir
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
stage with vice president biden and his wife. mitt romney conceded last night before the president's spoke. he backed on to the take in boston alone and thanks his supporters and voters. stay with the abc7 morning news coming up, we go live to chicago for a wrap of the race for president and a look at where president obama and mitt romney go from here. >>> californians overcame decades of anti-tax sentiment and approved prop 30 to rescue schools and avoid drastic funding cuts. with most of the votes counted you can see the measure to add sales tax increase and hike taxes on high income earners projected to have won. the race has been called. stay with abc7 morning news, amy hollyfield will have more on this at 6:30. >>> two more top state propositions prop 34 appears to have been defeated it would replace the death penalty in california with life without parole voters rejected prop 32 banning unions and corporations from using payroll deductions to fund political campaigns. >> democrats in sacramento will have a super majority or two thirds in the state assembly. speaker perez says t
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Nov 6, 2012 4:30am PST
contrast, mitt romney is pushing his quest for the presidency to the very last minute. he rallied before supporters last night in new hampshire the state that went for him in the primaries and up for grabs. romney will vote in boston in an unusual move, he will fly to cleveland and pittsburgh to make a final appeal to working-class voters. >> vice president biden cast his ballot in delaware where he just voted with his wife. just like everybody else, the vice president stood in line for about 20 minutes, chatting it up with other voters. last night he made final pleas in virginia. >> national polls still tight, outcome of the presidential race is more likely to turn on which states each candidate wins, rather than the total popular vote. katie marzullo joins that story. >> reporter: this is the electoral map. we are going to have fun, do some . battleground states in yellow, you can see how the electoral votes stack up. let's say we give barack obama ohio, florida as well. he still is coming up five electoral votes shy of the 270 he's going to need that leaves him with nevada or iowa, at
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
at midnight. cheers. >> they're probably still going. >>> when we come back this morning, mitt romney 2.0. the excandidate with some lightning rod comments, yet again, about how president obama really won the election. >>> and you snooze, you lose. new reasons why hitting that snooze button spells trouble. all over my body. pn it just wouldn't go away. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia, thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and for some people, it can work in as early as the first week of treatment. so now i can plan my days and accomplish more. lyrica is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior, or any swelling or affected breathing or skin, or changes in eyesight, including blurry vision or muscle pain with fever or tired feeling. common side effects are diz
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
. across the country voters are already casting ballots. among early voters mitt romney, new video just in romney emerged from his polling place in boston moments ago. he cast his rote in belmont, massachusetts. tonight he detail -- he will head to nearby boston. first last minute campaigning in ohio and pennsylvania both battle tkpwhrupbd states. president obama and the first lady are in chicago this morning. air force one arrived in the city last night following campaign stops in several battleground states. mr. obama will not be voting today he and the first lady cast their votes early. tonight election night party [ unintelligible ] >>> here in california one of the most closely watched races today will be prop 30. amy hollyfield joins you live from oakland where the governor is expected to cast his ballot in the next hour. >> reporter: here at fire station 6, governor brown will be surrounded by teachers and students he is not the only one advocating for the proposition. yesterday former labor secretary robert reich held a rally. regents said tuition would go up $2400 next sem
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00am PST
swing state. mitt romney and paul ryan are campaigning to the right now. they landed shortly after vice president biden, that's air force two making an unannounced stop this cleveland before going to chicago to join president obama tahman bradley joins us live. >> reporter: good afternoon from boston the most expensive election in history is in the hands of voters. mitt romney on the ground in ohio, hunting for last minute votes. they cast their ballots this morning hoping republicans in key swing states do the same, heading out for a final push in pennsylvania and ohio romney was brimming with confidence about his chances in the buckeye state. >> feel great about ohio. >> reporter: the romney campaign needs to overcome president obama's advantage. poll shows mr. obama a three point edge many romney tracked a large -- large crowd last night. >> your votes and your work in new hampshire will help me become the next president of the united states. >> reporter: president obama and the first lady are home in chicago. the president stopped by a local campaign office. >> you have to tell the
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Nov 2, 2012 11:35pm PDT
four days. the latest abc news poll shows mitt romney leading by one point. and while president obama enjoys overwhelming up port from african-americans, it's complicated. a new documentary series asking, will those same voter who propelled him to victory in 2008 turn out again? here's abc's pierre thomas for your voice, your vote. >> what he represented to a nation of kids was hope. >> in this campaign ad released today, superstar rapper jay-z encourages black voters to get out the door and into the polling booth for barack obama. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> reporter: with a 96% approval rating among black voters, though -- >> four more years! four more years! >> reporter: you may wonder why it's necessary. the reason? while support for the president among the democratic faithful remains high, this time, there's a decidedly different feel than that of election night 2008, a historic moment for the country as a whole, but a particularly meaningful one in the african-american community. >> i can't believe it! >> reporter: the tears flowed freely. raw emotion, har
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Nov 6, 2012 5:00am PST
president for the next four years. mitt romney is not done campaigning, he will vote in about half an hour before heading out to appeal to still undecided voters one more time in cleveland and pittsburgh, ohio and pennsylvania are still in play. latest poll shows him trailing president obama 50% to 47%. romney held his final rally last night in new hampshire where his campaign got its first boost earlier this year also still up for grabs. >> president obama is waking up in his hometown of chicago after making his final campaign push in iowa last night. he plans to play basketball with his aides today and -- an election day tradition and do satellite interviews to get out the vote. the president voted nearly two weeks ago. tahman bradley will have a live report in just a few minutes. >>> a few hotly contested local congressional races. katie marzullo join a closer look. >> reporter: i have california blown up on the big board, zoomed in on the bay area. starting in the peninsula district 14, democratic incumbent jackie spear her opponent, the republican, a businesswoman and biotech consulta
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
daughters. he was victorious over mitt romney in most of the 12 key battleground states. t.j. winick is live in chicago where the president the night. he will be leaving for washington later. >> reporter: in the end it was a series of narrow state wins that gave the president a decisive victory. president obama won a second term tuesday after a race that was primarily fought in a handful of battleground states. >> the president: you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> reporter: florida is still too close to call. even if romney won the state, obama still handily beats him in the electoral college vote. the popular vote will likely be closer. >> the president: whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: obama beat mitt romney after nabbing almost every one of the 12 crucial battleground sta
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Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
/"washington post" poll out today shows president obama and governor mitt romney in a dead heat. your voice, your vote, and abc's jake tapper has more. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. today with new jersey's republican governor chris christie at a shelter in brigantine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: theirs was a most public display of bipartisanship today, a trait many undecided voters profess to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me and i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> reporter: the president seems confident. his campaign manager said they have the math, romney's camp
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Nov 6, 2012 3:30pm PST
, governor romney fighting for the last vote. >> that's when you know you'll win. >>> getting ready for this historic night. our abc news political team here and reporting across the nation as tonight it is the vote, the big picture, election day in america. >>> good evening from the crossroads of the world, pulse of the nation, abc news election headquarters in times square on this historic day for democracy after one of the toughest elections ever, americans are choosing a president. and our great abc news team of analysts and experts have taken their posts eager to tell you would won, how and why throughout this evening. >>> and it is "your voice, your vote." it will be lighting up our maps here at election headquarters. and we also thank you all day long. you have sent us pictures proving how much you care about this vote and we saw you lining up before dawn in virginia, braving lines, rain in florida, children in tow and even guys with surfboards and bare feet as in chicago a woman who went to the polls while in labor then went on to the hospital. >>> talk about the candidates in t
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
the battlegrounds. a bitter loss for governor romney, met by grace. >> this is a time of great challenges for america. and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >>> congress, still deadlocked. republicans win the house, democrats, the senate. our powerhouse political team on what the next four years means for your family, your job, and your future. "gma's" special coverage of election 2012 starts, right now. >>> and good morning to all of viewers in the west waking up on this first election morning. want to say hello to robin at home. elizabeth vargas is with us here. and boy, what a night. >> what a night indeed. >> president obama secures a second term with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> his daughters flew out after school yesterday to be there with him. here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote is still being
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Nov 5, 2012 3:00am PST
within over those undecided voters. a frantic pace for mitt romney and president obama in the final stretch, crisscrossing the swing states. mitt romney, 14 stops in seven states. president obama, 14 stops in eight states. the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race essentially deadlocked. 49% of likely voters support obama, 48%, romney. >> so we've made real progress, florida, these past four years. >> reporter: the candidates and their running mates all made stops in the critical battleground state of ohio. of course, they had dueling messages for voters. >> i know what real change looks like. it's because i fought for it. it's because i delivered it. we can't give up on it now. >> you hope that president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together to solve big problems. but he hasn't, and i will. >> also on romney's schedule, pennsylvania. a traditionally democratic state that romney is making a play for. >> the people of america understand we're taking back the white house because we're going to win pennsylvania. >> as the rays for voters continues
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> president obama thanks america after a victory against mitt romney. good morning i'm cheryl jennings. >>> and i'm kristen sze. the obamas are set to leave chicago within the hour to return to the white house. the president is turning his attention to the most pressing challenges. he needs a budget deal to prevent a fiscal cliff. if he captain deep spending cuts and tax increases will kick in next year. >> reporter: good afternoon. president obama the night here in chicago. he and his family will return to the white house later this afternoon. somehow he overcame a historically slow economy and high unemployment to win four more years. crowds rejoiced in times square, outside the white house and in chicago. >> the president: i want to thank every american who participated in this election. whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very longtime. by the way, we have to fix that. >> reporter: the outcome became clear before midnight as the mid western firewall held firm. >> the president: we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that for the united
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Nov 2, 2012 1:05am PDT
romney saying his economic plan is just a rehash the policies that led to the country's economic crisis and mr. obama heads to the all important state of ohio later tod today. and for his part, mitt romney was in virginia at several campaign stops. he criticized the president for not doing enough to help businesses. also romney said the nation needs a president who understands business better. romney's aides are conceding that the storm's slowed some of his momentum but insist their internal polls show him ahead in some of those toss-up states. romney visits wisconsin and also ohio today. >>> and from the lighter side of politics, vice president biden went on david letterman's show last night to read his top ten list. >> ah,
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Nov 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
mitt romney begin a last push today to sway voters. >> one of our favorite moments from the giants' victory celebration. >> watch what happens when i say -- gangnam style. ♪ ♪ ♪ kj;ñ;ñ;ñ;ñ;ñ ♪ >>> welcome back. south of the north bay light steady rain for the morning commute in the north bay a little drizzle, fog. lunch this is all over other than a stray shower. warmer weather in the first weekend in november. can believe it is november already. >>> time flies. your voice, your vote. governor brown will be in san francisco today making a last minute push for prop 30 second visit in one week. prop 30 asks voters to approve temporary tax hike on incomes over a quarter of a million dollars a year. sales tax hike for the next four years. brown says the revenue will prevent six billion dollars in cuts to state funded schools. the latest numbers show prop 30 support dropping since september. >>> president obama dives back into campaigning after three days immersed in leading response to sandy. president obama and mitt romney are locked in a tight contest both campaigns pred
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Nov 7, 2012 11:35pm PST
the same demographics as it did under ronald reagan, mitt romney would have won. yes. and if jonie loves chachi was still in primetime, people wouldn't laugh at my parachute pants. the country is changing in waves. and what last night taught us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american electorate of tomorrow, younger, urban, more diverse, more socially liberal, turned out to defeat the american electorate of yesterday, older, whiter, more rural and traditional. >> i think it was shocking to the republicans. >> reporter: matt dowd, abc news consultant, was one
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Nov 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
together. tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. >> mitt romney in manchester, new hampshire, president obama in des moines, iowa, at the end of a long and grueling campaign. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan issue lee. the most expensive race in presidential histories up to the voters. tracking polls show president barack obama leading romney nationally 50 to 47%. lillian, the final push for votes? reporter: it's been a mad dash to the finish line. the candidates, wives, and running mates, campaigned in a total of 12 states. >> the president's final campaign stop was in iowa, a key battleground state and also a sentimental place for the obamas. his win here in the 2008 caucus jump-started his first presidential bid. >> i've come back to iowa one more time to ask for your vote. i came back to ask you to help us finish what we've started. >> the next president of the united states. >> the romneys also went back to the state where it started for them. their final stop, manchester, new hampshire. also a target state. >> the question of this election comes town to this. do you w
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am PST
most intense and expensive campaign in history. mitt romney and barack obama campaign around the clock. right up to the final votes. our bottom line on where the race stands rite now. >>> deadly accident at the zoo. a toddler falls 14 feet into a secured area with a pack of wild african dogs, as zookeepers race to fend them off, how did the 2-year-old end up falling into the dangerous den? ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your love to me ♪ >>> and this morning, after the perfect storm. a powerful response. ♪ give a little bit >> america reaches out to the millions rebuilding their lives. ♪ how you can make a difference. join our entire abc family for a day of hope, a day of renewal, a day of giving. it begins right now, right here, on "gma"! ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your life for me ♪ >>> and good morning, everyone. a big monday morning here at "gma." we are kicking off the day of giving on abc. and we are going to be seeing robin roberts with a special message for everyone. >> that will be great. >> it's gonna be great. elizabeth vargas here for thi
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
contrast to mitt romney, a man of few words, two words to be exact. posting thank you to supporters today. he hasn't tweeted since yesterday morning but someone on you tube took liberty of putting words in his mouth. check out this video. this doctors video of romney singing his speech has well over 60,000 views and growing but cheryl lazar tells us the loudest tweets seem to be coming from the biggest bird. >> big bird lining up to vote was big yesterday and continued when obama won people were pufting big bird in their pictures on facebook and twitter. in front of the white ous. >> and governor romney said he would cut funding at pbs. they say it signifies a shift. four years ago, people tweeting about what is on the news. now, we're covering what people are tweeting about. >> we saw people were engaging and reacting and shaping the conversation that ended up coming out the next day nrkt news. >> twitter has been doing a lot of analysis. coming up we'll tell what you they're learning from it. >> voters in palo alto have rejected idea of allowing medical, you know we want to move o
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Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
should go after me. >>> romney's revelation. what he said today about blacks, hispanics and why he thinks obama really won. >>> made in america. would a big corporate giant like sears take your idea and have it made in china? this small town inventor says yes and tries to take them on. >>> and fakeout. what is he doing? was he really pushed? how about him? the crackdown tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with the president. eight days after his re-election energized and diving straight into the headlines. at his first press conference today, he talked about the scandal that took down the head of the cia, the looming fiscal crisis that could raise taxes for everyone on january 1st and then, he came out swinging in defense of one member of his team. and abc's jonathan karl was right there in that room asking questions. jon? >> reporter: diane, this was a confident president today, eager to lay out his agenda for the coming months, but first, he had to face questions on that scandal that has shaken his national security team. in his first comments on the sex scandal that brought down
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00am PST
hadn't heard, president obama defeated mitt romney last night. we know this for sure despite the fact that the returns from florida still have not been counted. some people had to wait five, six hours to vote there. what goes on in florida? they had four years to fix this and -- four years to fix things before that. [ laughter ] we need to make sure florida never gets the olympics. [ laughter ] the -- [ applause ] got 303 electoral votes to romney's 206. obama led among women and minority voters while romney led among white means and banana republic man ne kips. romney lost his home state of massachusetts. paul ryan lost his home state of wisconsin. i would not want to be paul ryan's shake weight today. probably getting a vigorous. a lot of people are wondering what the president will do differently in his second term. i'm hoping obama announces this will be the black half of his presidency. [ applause ] the last four years were pretty white. i'd like to see him put a little more funk in it. i'd like to see him turn this mother out for a change. i heard a lot of people sail over
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Nov 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
>>> the countdown to election day is on. tonight mitt romney confident a victory at a virginia rally. and president obama urges people to get out and vote. the 2012 presidential election campaign is down to its last 24 hours. 25 hours. just one day until we elect a new president, and then the final push is on. the latest polls show it is a very tight race. abc news washington post poll shows president obama with a one-point lead over mitt romney and another poll shows the candidates in a dead heat with 48% each. and with time running out, both candidates are spending the last few hours making their pitch to voters. >> reporter: a frantic pace for mitt romney and president obama in the final stretch kris crossing the swing states. mitt romney, 14 stops in seven states and president obama 14 stops in eight states. the latest abc news washington post poll shows that the race is essentially deadlocked. 40 money% of likely voters support obama and 48% romney. >> the candidates and their running mates all made stops in the critical battle ground state of ohio. of course they had dual
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Nov 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
me for a month. >> jimmy at a brooklyn barbershop. >> what do you think of mitt romney's hair? >> i don't like it. >> look at you. >> and music from vampire weekend. >> do you like carrots? >> no! >> you don't? >> an all-new "jimmy kimmel live >>> we're in the williamsburg area of brooklyn, and this is the black and white gallery. inside is something that the locals call art. let's take a look. this is shchantal martin and sh drew all over the walls here. >> thanks for coming down. >> jimmy: thanks for having us. you have a heavy brooklyn accent. >> i know, people keep telling me, what part are you from? and i say, london. i started there and did the line all throughout the gallery. big movement. it's drawing very intuitively, very spontaneously. >> jimmy: the key is a pen. >> the key is the pen. >> jimmy: you can't do this without a pen. >> no. >> jimmy: so, this is spray paint. >> this is outside section. this is my first big piece with spray paint. >> jimmy: so, there's no wall left. what are you working on now? >> well, i filled up all the walls so now i'm working on something p
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Oct 31, 2012 6:00pm PDT
six days to go. mitt romney pours big bucks into some of the swing states that he may be losing. >>> i'm michael finley. ahead on 7 on your side, the frustration of automatic bill pay. >>> there is a new presidential order today. 15 minute rule for federal agencies to respond to requests for help in new jersey. residents of the jersey shore are have lost their homes and businesses to superstorm sandy. abc 7 news reporter david louie is in the newsroom now with video of the destruction. david? >> superstorm storm sandy has done an estimated $20 billion in property damage, much of it along the new jersey shore. recovery it on the mind of residents but the biggest challenge is where and how to get started. the damage is widespread. the scope of the destruction is best seen from overhead. miles of new jersey shoreline, a summer play ground for generations have been battered by sandy's fierce winds and relentless waves. roofs were ripped off, turning homes inside out. off the coast in the town of sea side heights the boardwalk and amusement park were swept away. the rollercoaster sli
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
state and the people of our state. >> reporter: both the romney and obama campaigns think they're winning. the obama campaign points to the president leading or tied with romney in the eight closest battlegrounds. while the romney campaign says the president's playing defense in michigan, pennsylvania and minnesota, democratic turf. rob and sunny? >> at this point, no one really knows. five days and counting. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> and more than 1,000 people around louisville, kentucky, have spent the night out of their homes. they were forced to evacuate when fire erupted at the site of a train derailment. 11 cars went off the tracks monday, leaking a highly-flammable chemical. three cleanup workers were hurt in that incident. >>> and look at this. smugglers came up with an innovative way to sneak across the border. but it did not work as planned. instead of using an underground tunnel, they tried to cross over from mexico to arizona by driving across a makeshift ramp. as you can see, they abandoned that plan, leaving their jeep struck on the 14-f
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Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
president obama hosting republican mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. romney arrived this morning walked into the west wing alone. it is the first meeting between the two since romney lost to president obama in the november election. that get together fulfills a promise president obama made during his election night victory speech. the white house says the president wants to talk about romney's ideas for making government more efficient. >>> lisa argen checks out where the showers are next. >>> we went all morning without airport delays now we have delays at sfo rain, wind gusts over 25 miles an hour. we are beginning to see the affects of a windy, rainy afternoon i'll dale when the next storm heads our way, how much rain, coming up. >> -- >>> actress lindsay lohan has been realized again. latest incident that sent her to jail overnight. >>> a film based on the shooting death of oscar grant will premiere at the sundance film festival the movie is selected to compete for best dramatic film in utah next week. it is expected to cover the shooting of the unarmed oakland m
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Nov 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
for sure, president obama and mitt romney are full speed ahead in the battleground states seeking out undecided voters. president obama was in boulder, colorado yesterday. today he has three campaign events in ohio. he will be anxious to hear the jobs report. political expert telling the san francisco gate if the unemployment rate stays below 8% he believes voters will slug it off. any increase would mean president obama would -- face voters with the highest rate since roosevelt if the rate is above 8%, mitt romney is going to use that to his advantage. he campaigned in virginia yesterday. this morning, romney starts in wisconsin and moves to ohio. "the new york times" reporting the romney campaign is making a serious play for pennsylvania last minute appearance there sunday, polls now show president obama's edge in pennsylvania is narrowing. will the jobs report give either any massive boost? that's unclear. experts say all but a few voters have likely made up their minds, particularly, about the economy. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> developing news for one of the areas hardest hit
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am PST
the election, but mitt romney won one more parody on "snl." thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. and for some people, it can work in as early as the first week of treatment. so now i can plan my days and accomplish more. lyrica is not for everyone. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior, or any swelling or affected breathing or skin, or changes in eyesight, including blurry vision or muscle pain with fever or tired feeling. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain, and swelling of hands, legs and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. with less pain, i'm feeling better now that i've found lyrica. ask your doctor if lyrica is right for your fibromyalgia pain. ask your doctor if lyrica
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am PST
the romney/ryan math adds up or the other republican party that understands the reality 60% of the american people at least on election day voted to put revenues on the table. that is the big question we have to look at as we look down the road. the president is going to play the long game. he's not going to play for a short-term deal. >> the president denounced the house republicans across this country as obstructionists. the country said, we hear you and they sent him back to continue being a break on the president. and almost every member of john boehner's caucus won his or her seat by a much bigger margin than mr. obama won his renewed term. look, the arithmetic is simple. if you cap at $25,000 the available deductions, you raise $1.2 trillion. a lot of money. if you cap at 50,000, you raise about as much upon as you would letting the bush tax rates expire. i don't think that's a problem. you showed the clip of patty murray saying as a negotiating ploy go off the cliff. let me give you another theory. for 40 years the democratic party's activist base has had two goals, substant
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Nov 4, 2012 9:00am PST
efforts. with just two days remaining until election day, president obama and mitt romney are concentrating on the battleground states. the latest abc news washington post tracking poll shows the race is tied at 48%. here is abc news reporter with a look at the final push. >> the countdown is on. president obama and mitt romney traveling from one swing state to another for a battle of votes and victory on tuesday. >> four more years! four more years! >> the last leg means large rallys and the president has some star power. katy perry warmed up the crowd in wisconsin. sounding raspy the president asked for more time to finish the work he started. >> we made real progress these past four years. but wisconsin, we are all gathered here today because we have more work to do. >> mitt romney made his final stop of the day in colorado. he says the progress so far isn't enough and it is time for change. >> the question of this election comes down to this, do you want more of the same or do you want real change? >> it was the last day of early voting in florida. voters there faced long
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
country back president obama, 48% mitt romney. the race is tied when you consider the margin is plus or minus three percentage point. stay with abc7 morning news. coming up katie marzullo will have more on what president obama and mitt romney have planned for today. plus how the new jobs report released this morning could impact the race. >>> the coffee executive who campaigned against partisan gridlock in washington is making an endorsement. the starbucks ceo announced he will vote for president obama this coming tuesday. last year the ceo urged his fellow business leaders to withhold campaign contributions to both parties until congress and the white house reach a deal to bring down the nation's deficit. he says the president deserves a second time. >>> affects of superstorm sandy continue. new video from new york city this morning, shows the continuing long line of cars waiting to fuel up. gas shortages continue to be found across the east coast, 60% of gas stations in new jersey are closed because they've run out of gas. 70% of stations are closed on long island. the shortage of
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Nov 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
are. >> it's nonstop for president obama and mitt romney. they're making multiple stops in multiple states. here's a report from washington. reporter: the final sprint to election day for mitt romney and president obama. the president started the day with a brief pause in politics, visiting fema headquarters for an update on super storm sandy recovery efforts. from there a trip to four states. his first stop, ohio-his message why hi deserves four more years. >> we know our ideas. we know they work. we also know that the idea of the other guys, they don't work. reporter: challenger mitt romney worked a pack schedule which i stops in three swing states. his message, why the president only deserves three more days. >> paul ryan and i want to make sure this country gets back on the right track. >> in an a lex many -- election that many say is too close to call, other candidates are out in force. biden turned daylight saving time into a message how romney will set the clock back. >> romney wants to turn the clock back. >> paul ryan visited pennsylvania, traditionally blue state, but the
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Nov 4, 2012 4:00am PST
mellencamp. dave matthews. while mitt romney's strongest surrogate, ann romney, choking up. >>> a nor'easter bears down. free gas causes chaos. how they're dealing with that dangling crane. >>> the rescue caught on tape. a hiker trapped for three days by sandy's record snowfall. he thought that he was near the end when rescuers risking their own lives, found him. >>> and party foul. pippa middleton defends herself against critics on her new book. some calling it a royal embarrassment. >>> happy sunday to everyone at home. the final sunday before election day. it's hard to believe that this campaign has been going on for nearly two years and now we're down to the last two days. voters are starting to have their say. take a look at these long lines for early voting. george stephanopoulos will be here to discuss it all. >> it's the big question. we got the smartest guy in the business. >>> coming up, in the northeast, this election is playing out against the backdrop utterly scrambled by sandy. now, new jersey, will allow voters vote by e-mail. take a look at this picture -- from the
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
left until election day, president obama and mitt romney look for every last vote in the battleground states. we'll tell you their last-minute strategies. >>> and jackpot. what to do with 20 million bucks in lottery winnings you didn't know you had. >> it's getting crazier. and i can't stop crying. >> wait until you see her reaction when she realized she was sitting on a fortune. >>> good morning, everybody. so great to be back with you and with the entire team here after what has been a very, very long week. here we are, five days post-sandy. and federal relief is now finally arriving for the people of staten island. i was out there this week. and the damage is astonishing. biblical, really. two images i'll never forget. a jacuzzi in the trees. look at that. and then, i met a guy whose house was picked up and moved across the street. you're going to see it when the camera turns here. his house was there. and now, it's there. >> parts of the city really look like a war zone this week. >>> also, look at this. these are food lines in manhattan. hundreds of new yorkers, wait
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Nov 5, 2012 2:00am PST
>>> the countdown to election day is on. tonight mitt romney confident a victory at a virginia rally. and president obama urges people to get out and vote. the 2012 presidential election campaign is down to its last 24 hours. 25 hours. just one day until we elect a new president, and then the final push is on. the latest polls show it is a very tight race. abc news washington post poll shows president obama with a one-point le romney and ano romney and another poll shows the candidates in a dead heat with 48% each. and with time running out, both candidates are spending the last few hours making their pitch to voters. >> reporter: a frantic pace for mitt romney and president obama in the final stretch kris crossing the swing states. mitt romney, 14 stops in seven states and president obama 14 stops in eight states. the latest abc news washington post poll shows that the race is essentially deadlocked. 40 money% of likely voters support obama and 48% romney. >> the candidates and their running mates all made stops in the critical battle ground state of ohio. of course they had d
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am PST
this morning of the mood and reaction inside the romney camp, as the results rolled in election night. mitt romney was said to be shell shocked as reality set in. and he was systolic in his conversation with the president. sources tell cbs news that he hastily pieced together his concession speech, knowing he had to say something. despite polls showing the president had an easier electoral path, the romney campaign was very confident, believing intensity and enthusiasm were on their side. >>> and three days after the election, they are still counting the ballots in florida. president obama has claimed victory in the sunshine state. but officials have not declared a winner. florida is still undecided, largely due to long voting lines on election night, a deluge of last-minute absentee ballots and other assorted problems, so to speak. >>> and our other major story is the drastic steps being taken for gas shortages in new york. new york's mayor says only one-quarter of the city's gas stations are actually open. and the shortage could last for a few more weeks. these drivers think r
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
former massachusetts governor mitt romney making a last push on the final day of camp yaining for president. abc 7 news mark math use joins us from chicago. just outside mccormick place, this is where president obama will be tomorrow night today he and his republican rival were in the all-important swing states. president obama kicked things off before a fired up crowd of 18,000. >> you know that i'll fight for you and families as hard as i know how. you know that will happen. >> he's traveling with bruce springsteen all day. >> besides wisconsin the president hitting ohio, finishing in iowa. the last day included stops in florida, ohio and virginia. romney will finish up with kid rock in a large rally in new hampshire. the president will watching from here in chicago. security won't let us near it. we can't show you the hall being prepared for tomorrow night. we can tell you big donors are gathering tonight at gibbs yonz. one is san franciscoin gwyneth vitello. who met ob yaum during the first campaign. >> i wanted to be part of it. i mean, i figure i started off with him. i want
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
job numbers is proof the economy is growing. mitt romney saying numbers showed just the opposite. >> it's nine million short of what was promised. >> most polls show the president with a light lead. our analyst says the key is what romney said about the auto industry. jeep is building a faiktry in china but tod2 -d build jeeps fr the chinese market. jeep expanding manufacturing in the united states. and that mistake has cost mitt romney. >> after romney's false claim of jeep outsourcing to china, chrysler refuted the lie. >> that suggests to me republicans do believe that they've still got a point or two they have to makeup that the problem that we've been talking about now for last couple weeks seems stoil be there. >> it helps job numbers are better than after rick. it does not hurt that in california the job numbers are worse. the co-chair says because we're still shedding public sector jobs the state is not likely to recover quickly. >> we're just improving. >> karen hannah working part time after getting a ba in english from uc berkeley and a masters degree in literature. >>
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermont, a very blue state weighing in early and president obama, abc news, based on the exit polls is ready to project a winner in vermont right now. let's tell you about other states. we have too little information to make a projection. georgia, a red state, bill clinton won in 1992, but no other republican or every republican has won since then and south carolina, solid red state, not enough information to project at this point, so -- and virginia, this is a big one, george, and we do not have enough information at this moment. we are watching it every single moment. we'll bring you the news as we have it. >> that is the biggest surprise so far. a must win for mitt romney. the overall map. as you said no big surprises right now. a lot of votes outstanding but the polls are closing. the race could not be closer. both 2012 stavote 2012 starts r. >> are you fired up? are you
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
security clearance suspended and she could face prosecution. >>> mitt romney is telling his top donors that president obama won re-election eight days ago in part because of, quote, gifts he gave to minorities and young voters. romney discusses the african-american community and the hispanic community saying the dream act amnesty program was a big gift. he also mentioned the president's health care overhaul. >> the president's campaign focused on certain members of his base coalition and gives them extraordinary financial gifts from the government and then it works aggressively to turn them out to vote. >> the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. >> on the call romney says he talked with bill clinton. clinton told him, quote, i thought you were going to win, but the hurricane happened. >>> a south bay woman is a you live thanks to the quick thinking of her 17-year-old daughter. they are haling the girl as a hero for performing cpr. something her parents didn't realize she knew how to do. heather ishimaru has the story from mountain view. >> 53-year-old lori dolan was
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